2.5 min readBy Published On: April 19th, 2015Categories: Tips0 Comments on Week of April 20th

Show support – win dinner!  Inspired by his wife’s challenge to run the Boston Marathon for their three year-old son who has leukemia – Chef Damien Zedower has organized a special contest!  He will prepare a full gourmet four course meal for you and three guests at your home!  He will create a menu to your liking and make it just for you!  All you have to do is post a picture of you at the marathon with a sign of encouragement for Tarrah and Caden on his Facebook page http://facebook.com/damian.zedower-  or twitter page – @ChefZed.  This will automatically enter you in a chance to win this amazing prize and help support an amazing Southie family!  #GoTarrahGoContest

Family fun pick! Visit the Swan Boats on The Public Gardens.  Delighting families for over 130 years, the Swan Boats at the Public Garden have been a sign of spring in Boston.  Swan boats run 7 days a week from 10am-4pm.  Ticket’s are $3.50 for adults, $2 for kids and $3 for seniors. Kids under 2 are free. For more information visit http://www.swanboats.com/

Laugh it up at the Women in Comedy Festival! Make a plan to have some fun this week at the Seventh Annual Women in Comedy Festival featuring such comedic talents as Dot girl Sue Costello, Mary Mack, Aparna Nancherla, Glee’s Jane Lynch and the legendary Lily Tomlin.  Venues include Southie’s own Laugh Boston, the Wilbur Theater, Improv Boston and even cozier spots like local restaurants.  To get the scoop visit: http://www.womenincomedyfestival.com

Picture this!  Southie photographer Lois Cunniff is a featured artist in The Boston Raw Showcase on May 6th!  If you buy a ticket through Lois’ profile before April 29th, she’ll give you a free signed print!  The Boston Raw Showcase will include music, fashion, photography, art and more!  It’s a great way to discover local artists and show your support!  To purchase tickets visit:http://www.rawartists.org/httpwickedgoodphotographycom
Stop by Lois’ booth to pick up your print!

Beautify Southie’s parks and beaches!  Meet up with your neighbors and help clean are parks and beaches on Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 1pm at Farragut Park! Volunteers will work on the park, baseball field and softball field to help prepare Farragut for the summer season.  There will be a BBQ after and all are welcome.  South Boston’s Park Serve Day has been organized by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in conjunction with Rep. Nick Collins and McCourt Construction.

In the spirit of #OneBostonDay, Dr. Waggener from South Boston Animal Hospital is raising money for our first responders.  You can make a donation by visiting www.gofundme.com/southievet.  Dr. Waggener will match up to $1000 with the hopes to donate resuscitation kits to the fire department and bullet proof vests to the K-9 units on the BPD.